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arup

Member since May 2007 • Last active Oct 2020

Builds bike wheels. Fixes bike wheels. Teaches how to build / fix bike wheels.

http://yogarup.com/wheels/
https://twitter.com/WheelBuilding

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Borderlands 2 and more Borderlands 2. Farming, grinding and repeated play throughs with different characters and play styles. Never seem to get round to playing any other game these days.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I have precision oiler which looks like a ballpoint clutch pen. I believe watchmakers use them. Once I've laced up the wheel I put a tiny drop on the thread and another on the outside of nipple where it contacts the rim. Just chain lube kind of oil but for radial lacing I'll use linseed for 'gunge'. Never tried thick grease on spoke threads so will be interested to try it. I remember once someone said they used the plumbers PTFE tape. Sounded very time consuming so never tried it.

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    Nice one. That's exactly what I need. Only have a few to build so 30 quid is fine.

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    I'm building up a set with straight pull spokes but the spokes are round rather than bladed so I can't use my bladed spoke holder. I need some sort of grip pliers. I was recommended the Roval twist resist tool but it's well pricey at $165. Plus will probably not ship from the US at the moment or take ages. The idea I had was to get a small bench vice and then laboriously use that. I've tried regular pliers but the grip isn't strong enough and of course they scratch. What's the best option here?

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    I have a client at the moment who needs a similar job done. He only has the hubs but wants them laced to Halo rims. I've done the rim swap a couple of times before using Cole C24 rims which were pretty much a perfect match in terms of ERD and being able to re-use the spokes. Client provided them though, so not sure where to get them. If you search you often get Evans cycles in the results as they may have sold them in the past.

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    Need some help again. This time sourcing parts. Kinlin XR22T in polished silver 32 asymmetric for the rear and 28 symmetric for the front. I had a look on @cycleclinic but there is only one polished silver in 28 asymmetric. The person for whom I'm planning to build these up already has the hubs and has asked me to help source the rims.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've only just started last week. Not sure what brought it on. I have a super low end set up compared to you guys. A 1080p webcam called Loetad and Samson Go Mic, which I used to use for recording audio books. Haven't got a capture card so only gaming on the PC and I'm a sofa and controller gamer so have got some usb extension cables to get the webcam and mic a bit closer.

    I've used twitch-studio, OBS and StreamLabs OBS but as I'm a noob it's Twitch-studio for now till I've tweaked OBS to my liking. Twitch only keeps streams for 2 weeks so I've created a new YouTube channel to archive them. Only done some Fallout 4 so far.

    In terms of gear I think probably a ring light will be the next thing.

    My twitch is here - https://www.twitch.tv/roastporkbelly
    and the youtube archive is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTjMOoN­it5CoKeOT5LKzAhg/about?view_as=subscribe­r

    I want to do some playthroughs of Fallout 4 with different builds, all the Borderlands 2 DLC, AC Black Flag and basically games that I've started and haven't got around to finishing.

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    Nice one. Cheers. Will reply in that thread.

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